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Poland celebrates rebirth of nation a century after Great War The ceremonies in Poland coincide with world leaders gathering in Paris to mark the armistice of what was then called the Great War. Donald Tusk, ex-Polish prime minister and president of the European Council, lays flowers at a statue of Marshal Jozef Pilsudski (Czarek Sokolowski/AP) Poland is celebrating the 100th anniversary of...
Democrats and Republicans make last pitch as midterm campaigns clatter to hectic end Donald Trump (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Bitter U.S. political campaigns thundered to a hectic, unpredictable finish on election eve on Monday, as candidates scoured the country for votes in dozens of crucial races that opinion polls showed were still razor-close. Control of both chambers of the U.S. Congress and 36...
Fund seeks €4.1m over Romanian deal Stock image A fund is seeking judgment for around €4.1m against a man who, along with two others, borrowed money to fund the purchase of a commercial investment property in Romania. Promontoria (Aran) Ltd is seeking summary judgment in the Commercial Court against Andrew Sheehy, of Wintergarden, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Promontoria says Mr Sheehy and two...
Florida election recount underway as tensions rise Leon County Supervisor of Elections employee, Holly Thompson, shows an original ballot and one remarked by the canvassing board to allow the ballot to be machine counted (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)Leon County Supervisor of Elections employee Johnny To pulls a box of ballots to be recounted (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images) The first election...
Iranian president warns of ‘war situation’ as US reimposes sanctions Iran ran televised air defence drills showing soldiers cheering the downing of a drone. Hassan Rouhani (Iranian Presidency Office via AP) The US has reimposed all sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, grinding further down on the Islamic Republic’s already ailing economy. President Hassan...
'I'm not here to make a quick buck' - McCourt defends broadband role David McCourt The head of the consortium bidding to land the National Broadband Plan tender has strongly rejected accusations he is seeking to make a quick profit from Ireland's broadband crisis. David McCourt, who runs Granahan McCourt, insisted he is committed to rural Ireland and added: "I wouldn't have...
'Absolutely devastating' - tributes paid to 'loving father' who died alongside his one-year-old son in UK crash Tributes left at the scene where three adults and a one-year-old child died in a car crash Photo credit should read: Dave Higgens/PA WireA floral tribute left at the scene where three adults and a one-year-old child died in a car crash Photo credit: Dave...
David E. Wade: 'Will midterm elections embolden or undermine President Trump?' Donald Trump (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) I’ve been a witness to the way the world processes American political dialogue. As a young speechwriter, I was puzzled when my boss erased an applause line that could have been misinterpreted overseas. When I arrived at the State Department, I learned he was right: foreign...
Ita O'Kelly: 'Reverse sexism is not a good look - and won't fix problem of top jobs for women' Pictured at the launch of the Gender Action Plan 2018 - 2020 were, from left, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD and Minister of state for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O'Connor, TD. Iain White / Fennell Photography. The proposal by Higher Education Minister Mary...
Kelli O’Hara: Me Too made every woman feel like an idiot for a minute The Broadway star said the theatre industry still has a way to go for gender parity. Kelli O’Hara said there is still a way to go for gender parity in theatre (Ian West/PA) The Me Too movement has “probably made every woman feel for a minute like an...

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